A tragic shooting in a post-funeral gathering held at the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center in Minneapolis led to two getting severely injured. There is currently an arrest warrant in place for the gunman who opened fire in the community center where people were gathered after a funeral ceremony on Saturday.
The shooting place at 3:30 p.m., in the midst of a crowd of approximately 100 people. Police said they were gathered at the community center in Minneapolis for a meal after the ceremony. According to the Minneapolis Police Department spokesperson Garrett Parten, witnesses from the scene told police the suspect entered the center and started arguing with people who were attending, before opening fire and injuring people critically. Luckily, there have been no casualties so far, but two people are severely injured.
The Minneapolis Police Department said in their statement, “Minneapolis Police Investigators responded and started the process of determining who was involved and what exactly transpired. The nature of the relationship between the suspect and the attendees of the Repast is yet to be determined.”
The center is located at the 1000 block of North 43rd Avenue in Minneapolis. A man and a woman are currently in critical care as they were rushed to the hospital with critical injuries during the shooting. No arrests have been made so far, as the suspect immediately fled the location after the shooting. It is also completely unknown what relationship the assailant had with those gathered for the post-funeral ceremony. The police are trying to figure out the relationship, along with the intent behind the attack.
“There seems to be a lack of sensitivity to the sanctity of life, and that leaves many of us aching for understanding as to how something like this could happen. This is very hard for family and friends and loved ones who gathered to grieve and honor someone that they had loved,” said Parten.
People with any knowledge of the incident or the suspect are encouraged by the police department to contact 1-800-222-8477 to get to CrimeStoppers or reach them at CrimeStoppersMN.org.